Mark Twain Addresses the Hannibal Writer’s Guild

by John L. Davis IV
Richard Garey as Mark Twain talks to the Hannibal Writer’s Guild about his writing process. Richard Garey as Mark Twain talks to the Hannibal Writer’s Guild about his writing process.

This past Saturday, Mark Twain paid a visit to the Hannibal Writer’s Guild. Actor Richard Garey brought his brilliant performance to the Hannibal History Museum for a private chat with the members of the Hannibal Writer’s Guild.
Garey, as Twain, spoke about his travels around the world, his time spent with visionary inventor Nicola Tesla, and how he became a riverboat pilot; but most importantly, he talked about writing. How he came to be a writer, what writing meant to him, and his process for writing.
After Mr. Garey’s delightful presentation, he entertained questions from several guild members, all while staying in character.
After Mr. Twain flipped open his pocket watch and declared that he had to depart for another engagement, the guild spent several minutes discussing upcoming events, as well as plans for where future meetings may be held.
Once locations for the meetings have been secured, events will be posted to the guild’s Facebook page, until then, these are the planned speakers through February.
Dec 14th: Illustrating with Jennifer Stolzer and Jessica Mathews. (Rescheduled from Oct)
Jan 11: Heart of Darkness: Exploring and Creating the Layered Villain with David Alan Lucas.
Feb 8: Love and Lust with Leigh Savage.
The guild welcomes writers of all skill-levels, published or unpublished, or anyone who is just considering a writing project.
More information can be found at their website - https://sites.google.com/site/hannibalwritersguild/.